Monday college basketball odds: Texas at Oklahoma
A season that had plenty of promise is going down the tubes quickly for Texas as the Horns look for their first Big 12 win of the year Monday night at Oklahoma. The Sooners opened as 8-point favorites on WagerWeb.com. Check our current lines.
Texas (8-9, 0-4) played quite well Saturday, losing 64-59 against No. 4 Kansas. Ben McLemore scored 16 points and the Jayhawks stormed back late in the second half from an 11-point deficit — nearly their biggest all season — to stun the Longhorns. Sheldon McClellan led the Longhorns with 18 points. Texas has dropped four straight — its longest losing streak since coach Rick Barnes’ first season in 1998-99. Texas’ Julien Lewis had a chance to force overtime but missed a corner 3-pointer with 13 seconds left. Lewis had made just three of his previous 12 from behind the arc before that shot, and McLemore said afterward that hoisting that one so early with plenty of time left on the shot clock even surprised him.
Oklahoma (12-4, 3-1) lost 69-60 at No. 16 Kansas State on Saturday. The Sooners kept pace with the Wildcats most of the way thanks to snagging 36 rebounds to Kansas State’s 24. That would not be enough to counteract the damage done by turnovers; Oklahoma gave the ball away 16 times. Romero Osby and Amath M’Baye both scored 12 points for Oklahoma. Over the last eight games, freshman wing Buddy Hield is averaging 10.0 points and team highs in rebounding (6.4rpg), assists (3.5 apg) and steals (1.4 spg). Despite a season-worst 7-for-15(.467) performance on Saturday, OU leads the Big 12 (league games) with its .781 free-throw mark.
Oklahoma holds a 47-34 all-time advantage over Texas despite the Longhorns taking the last six meetings and 13 of the last 15. OU is 23-11 against UT in Norman (14-8 at Lloyd Noble Center). Entering Sunday, Oklahoma’s seven home games are tied for the fewest of any of the 74 other teams in the six power conferences.
WagerWeb.com trends: Longhorns are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following a S.U. loss. Longhorns are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games following a ATS win. Longhorns are 0-5-1 ATS in their last 6 Monday games. Sooners are 7-0 ATS in their last 7 home games. Sooners are 7-1 ATS in their last 8 games overall. Sooners are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games following a S.U. loss. Sooners are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 Monday games. Sooners are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. Big 12.Under is 5-0 in the last 5 meetings. Longhorns are 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings. Favorite is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.